Best Karate 7
Jitte, Hangetsu, Empi
The three kata in this volume are on the Japan Karate Association recommended list and are notable for the sticklike use of the arms—Jitte, the circular movements of hands and feel coordinated with breathing—Hangetsu, and easy, agile movements, combined into continuous techniques—Empi.
BEST KARATE SERIES
- Best Karate 1: Comprehensive
- Best Karate 2: Fundamentals
- Best Karate 3: Kumite I
- Best Karate 4: Kumite II
- Best Karate 5: Heian, Tekki
- Best Karate 6: Bassai, Kankū
- Best Karate 7: Jitte, Hangetsu, Empi
- Best Karate 8: Gankaku, Jion
- Best Karate 9: Bassai Shō, Kankū Shō, Chinte
- Best Karate 10: Unsu, Sōchin, Nijūshiho
- Best Karate 11: Gojūshiho Shō, Gojūshiho Dai, Meikyō
"An understandable text and clear, well-posed photographs."
About the Author
MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate as a sport along scientific lines.